In the News: Scottie Biggers

Scottie Biggers assumes the reins as head of the Thomas M. Menino YMCA in Hyde Park.

Community colleges work to end achievement gap

Community colleges are looking at new ways to close the gap between students of color and white students.

Music is an integral part of education at Park School

From pre-K through 9th grade, Park School students are encouraged to express themselves through music.

Roxbury Latin strives to prepare its students not only for college, but also for life

Roxbury Latin, located in West Roxbury and an easy ten-minute commute from Forest Hills, is a school of roughly 300 boys in grades 7-12 that strives to prepare its students not only for college, but also — more importantly — ...

Steppingstone Academy prepares Boston students for college success

The Steppingstone Academy gives Boston students guidance and the tools they need to succeed at the college level.

Partners, Mass. League of Community Health Centers provide workforce training

Partners HealthCare and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers collaborate to provide workforce training at area health centers.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce cultivates class of women leaders

A Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce program offers women business leaders seminars, workshops, roundtables and other events focused on personal leadership development, negotiation, skill building and networking.

Whittier Street Health Center receives grants to support its medical services

Whittier Street Health Center has been awarded $1.48 million in grants in support of the expansion of its medical services.

Month-long Roxbury program helps community learn to manage diabetes

Massachusetts residents, community leaders and health and social service providers have come together to launch Roxbury Rising Against Diabetes, an effort aimed at increasing diabetes awareness and education.

Patrick administration announces grants to continue to strengthen Secure Jobs program

The Patrick administration announced grant recipients of the Secure Jobs program aimed at funding for job training, job search services and a year of housing stabilization services for homeless or low-income families which will provide secure housing and stable jobs ...

Fresh Prince actor discusses King Lear

Celebrated classical actor Joseph Marcell (Jeffery, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air), currently touring with Shakespeare’s Globe playing the monumental title role in King Lear, and Boston’s premiere Shakespearean director Steve Maler, founding Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, will ...

Anti-racism bloggers share insights in Ford Hall Forum discussion

Bloggers Spectra Asala, of Spectra Speaks (spectraspeaks.com), Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine (illdoctrine.com) and Andrew Ti of Yo, Is this Racist?, spoke about anti-racism blogging during a panel discussion hosted by the Ford Hall Forum.

Councilor Tito Jackson to hold hearing on corporate landlords

City Realty has caught the attention of housing activists and the City Council, purchasing dozens of apartments and raising rents.

Baker discusses government reforms with Banner

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker’s plans to reform state government go beyond welfare and public housing. Baker has plans to fund repairs to the MBTA system, lift the cap on charter schools and increase local aid to cities and towns.

ACLU study finds blacks disproportionately targeted by police stop-and-frisks

A study commissioned by the ACLU Massachusetts finds that while blacks make up 24 percent of the population, they account for 63 percent of the police stops in the department’s database.